My name is Lewis, I am a multidisciplinary artist based in Lisbon.

I was about ten years old when I first saw the work of Victor Vasarely. My love for geometric and optical art started that day and never stopped growing. At the age of seventeen, I did a summer program at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), it re-assured my choice to study art. When I got back to Europe, I studied a graphic design bachelor at l’École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ÉCAL), in Switzerland.

Although I studied graphic design for several years, I have never pictured myself as a graphic designer. I just wanted to learn the tools so I could use them in my own artworks as well as in tattooing today. It allowed me to learn how to create more complex patterns and geometric shapes than I could do by hand.

After my studies, I stayed in Switzerland for two more years during which I started tattooing. I then relocated to Paris, where I stayed for seven years. During those years I started to work on several art projects beside tattooing, still with the use of geometry, but applied on different mediums like paintings, murals, wood and metal.

I recently moved to Lisbon where I opened a new private studio.

Ever since I can remember, I have always been interested in creating things and drawing. I have never been good with observational drawing, so I started at an early age to create geometric shapes and patterns on grid paper. When it comes to tattooing, the choice of doing Dotwork came naturally. I already knew I wanted to work with geometry, I simply picked the best technique that would allow me do it onto skin. When it comes to geometry, dots generally age better, and I like the texture the most.

What interests me the most in tattooing is to use the body as a single canvas and work on its entire surface. I like to make each part connect to one another and play with their distortion and movement. Although I sometimes work on smaller pieces, I now mostly focus on creating fully symmetrical geometric bodysuit. The human body being symmetrical itself I find it more natural and I believe this is what enhances its shape the most.

I believe that by focusing on larger works, I get to do something that matters for people on a deeper level. When going through such a process of large coverage, I can really see the person change and evolve over time. Not only physically, which is obvious, but also mentally. I really like to witness a certain gain of self esteem and self confidence and I am very happy to be helping people feel better about themselves.

Overall I think it is very interesting to have a canvas that has an opinion and that I can interact with. I really get to learn a lot from each person I work with and the whole process creates a beautiful human experience.

I’ve always worked by myself in a private studio, I find it more quiet and intimate and it helps me focus. Calm, concentration and good music are key components to the experience I want to offer.